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A podcast co-hosted by practicing psychotherapists Bob Gordon (an adjunct professor with specialties in relationship coaching, career coaching and process addictions) and Lena Derhally (an anxiety, grief and relationship expert, motivational speaker, writer and antiwar activist). This podcast explores all topics related to wellness and psychology, with a relational emphasis.

A podcast co-hosted by practicing psychotherapists Bob Gordon (an adjunct professor with specialties in relationship coaching, career coaching and process addictions) and Lena Derhally (an anxiety, grief and relationship expert, motivational speaker, writer and antiwar activist). This podcast explores all topics related to wellness and psychology, with a relational emphasis.

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United States

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A podcast co-hosted by practicing psychotherapists Bob Gordon (an adjunct professor with specialties in relationship coaching, career coaching and process addictions) and Lena Derhally (an anxiety, grief and relationship expert, motivational speaker, writer and antiwar activist). This podcast explores all topics related to wellness and psychology, with a relational emphasis.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Power Of Letting Go

3/30/2021
Are you stuck and don't know what to do? Does it feel like you're banging your head against the wall and nothing is happening? Are you sitting with questions you don't have any answers to? In this episode, Bob and Lena discuss what it means to surrender and let go, and how they help their clients find acceptance with the things they can't control.

Duration:00:53:59

One Year Pandemiversary: What's Happening Now?

3/8/2021
It's been one year since Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic. The entire year, but especially recently, has shown an uptick in people seeking therapy. Therapists are booked and people need affordable mental health care more than ever. Lena and Bob discuss what themes they are seeing in therapy as we approach the one year mark of the pandemic, and how they are helping their clients navigate those challenges.

Duration:00:52:45

The Reality of Being a Black Woman in the US (according to Alison and Latasha)

6/25/2020
In this episode, Bob and Lena pass the mic to Alison Crockett and Latasha Harrison to discuss the realities of being a black woman in America. Alison Crockett is a musician, singer, and songwriter in the genre of Nu Jazz, R&B, with 6 records. She is an educator and choral director and a professor at George Washington University in the music department. Dr. Latasha Harrison has 3 Masters Degrees and a PhD. She works as a counselor at the Imago Center and is an administrator at the Department...

Duration:01:14:01

Pandemic Parents: Parenting Challenges in a Pandemic

5/20/2020
Bob and Lena chat with parenting experts and Imago relationship therapists Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier and Tory Joseph on the challenges parents are facing with their children during the pandemic. This episode is focused on listener questions and the topics include: Sibling fighting, managing kids and parents big emotions, anxiety, talking to kids about the realities of a pandemic, distance learning, and more.

Duration:01:11:43

Socially Distant Singles

5/13/2020
Bob and Lena are joined by 3 singles living a socially distant life. The group processes the challenges, the loneliness, the spiritual awakenings, and the gifts of living as a single person during Covid 19.

Duration:01:05:57

Couples in Covid: Nowhere to go!

4/25/2020
Lena and Bob discuss the issues that functional and semi-functional couples are facing as they are faced with too much time together during the novel coronavirus. Different scenarios and strategies to overcome poor communication, stress, and conflict are all discussed.

Duration:00:57:51

Keeping Up With the Joneses: The Comparison Dilemma, featuring Brian Smith

12/26/2019
It has been said that comparison is the thief of joy, yet why is it that so many of us constantly compare ourselves to others? In this episode, Lena and Bob interview theologian Brian Smith on envy, comparison, social hierarchies, and why so many get caught up in the "keeping up with the Joneses" phenomenon.

Duration:01:04:32

The Nice Guy Syndrome, Featuring John

10/30/2019
Lena and Bob discuss "The Nice Guy Syndrome" with special guest, John. Based on the book, "No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Dr. Robert Glover, they explore everything related to "nice guys." Do nice guys finish last? Why are nice guys actually not very nice at all? And much more!

Duration:01:11:26

"Why We Snap:" An interview with Dr. Douglas Fields on anger, rage and the roots of violence.

10/1/2019
Lena and Bob interview the brilliant neuroscientist Dr. Doug Fields on his book, "Why We Snap: Understanding The Rage Circuit In Your Brain." Learn the 9 triggers of rage and violence, why people with no history of violence can become violent, understanding your own anger and rage, violence against women, why men are more violent than women and how Dr. Fields believes we can end violence.

Duration:01:18:57

The Mysteries Of Men: Interview with Dr. Siegel on the Psychology of Men

8/9/2019
Bob and Lena interview the brilliant Dr. Carl Siegel on everything you ever wanted to know about men. What do men struggle with? What are the relational struggles men go through? What do men want? Why do men leave? How does one raise an emotionally healthy boy to be an emotionally healthy man? These questions are discussed and much more. Dr. Carl Siegel is the Executive Director of the Imago Center in Washington DC. He is an expert on male psychology and sees individuals, couples and runs...

Duration:01:05:17

Toxic Femininity: When adult women act like mean girls (featuring Kim and Angie)

4/21/2019
According to statistics, 2/3 of women have reported being bullied by a female boss at work. Toxic masculinity is a hot topic and in an era where women are supposed to be supporting other women, it doesn't always go that way. Lena and Bob interview "Kim" and "Angie" on their personal experiences of toxic female bosses and the group also discusses female relational aggression in the workplace, mom wars, female bullying and more.

Duration:00:57:29

Let's Talk About Sex! Featuring Shervon Laurice & Mike Giordano

3/31/2019
Lena and Bob interview psychotherapists Shervon Laurice & Michael Giordano (who specialize in sex therapy) on everything you always wanted to know about sexual issues. Topics include: mismatched desire, low libido, erectile dysfunction, sexual communication, eroticism, open relationships, polyamory and more. Find out about how sex therapists work with these issues.

Duration:01:12:52

The Secrets of Therapy

2/7/2019
Learn the secrets of therapy as Lena and Bob discuss what goes on in the therapist's office and the therapist's mind.

Duration:00:47:27

Season 2, Episode 13: Do we Choose Unhappiness?

1/24/2019
Bob and Lena have discussed the biological aspects of depression in previous episodes but this one focuses on whether or not human beings choose to be unhappy. Bob and Lena explore why this happens frequently, the purpose for it and why we often choose unhappiness over happiness. They also discuss the latest scientific research linking stress and inflammation to depression.

Duration:00:48:25

False Expectations: Have unrealistic ideals ruined romantic relationships? (Season 2, Episode 12)

12/15/2018
Rom-coms, Disney, fables and media subconsciously influence how we view our relationships and often to our detriment. Bob and Lena discuss how unrealistic expectations potentially ruin perfectly good relationships and hurt single people who are looking for the right person. What are realistic expectations for a relationship and what should someone be looking for when it comes to the "right" person? Bob and Lena also look at the research and how rom-coms can encourage stalker behavior, and...

Duration:00:47:21

Episode 11: Post traumatic growth-finding new meaning after hard times

8/2/2018
Lena and Bob interview Jim Rendon, author of the book, "Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth." This episode is a follow up to the previous episode on trauma. Find out why so many people can go on with their lives after experiencing horrible and life changing events. Learn the difference between resilience and growth and find out why there is a lot of hope after bad things happen to good people.

Duration:01:10:32

Episode 10: The prevalence of trauma- did it happen to you?

7/5/2018
You don't have to have a clinical diagnosis of PTSD to experience trauma and the influence it can have on your feelings and behaviors. Traumatic experiences, even one, can have a profound impact on the way we live our lives and on our relationships. Many people have experienced a trauma in their lifetime and it can come from many things- bullying, neglect, any kind of abuse, witnessing a horrifying event, violence or threat of violence, accidents, threat to safety and so much more. In...

Duration:01:06:00

Part 3- Communications Breakdown! When couples fight (Episode 9).

6/10/2018
Part 3 of communications breakdown explains the way Bob and Lena use Imago relationship therapy to help couples communicate effectively and restore their connection. Get a crash course in this highly effective way to work with couples.

Duration:00:43:41

Part 2: Communications Breakdown! When couples fight (Episode 8)

6/5/2018
Part 2 of Communications Breakdown continues the discussion on why couples fight, the things that couples do that predict break up or divorce and continued tips to break the cycle of conflict and increase healthy communication and connection.

Duration:00:46:00

Part 1: Communications Breakdown! When Couples Fight (Episode 7)

5/13/2018
Bob and Lena discuss the communication breakdown that happens when couples fight. Find out what leads to communication breakdown in relationships, why it happens and strategies to help you strengthen the communication in your relationship (part 1 of 2)

Duration:00:38:36